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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 10:49 AM Thread Starter
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Lol... this a cute thread... there was another thread similar to this one I found that I was giggling out loud about all the different personalities and how people will use mirrors to help their fish flare and defend their territories and how it can help their fish feel satisfied that they scared off the "intruder" once the mirror is taken away... so funny!

I have tried the mirror thing a few times and he doesn't seem interested... he'll stop and look at his reflection and slowly swim a little, and watch himself again, then swim, watch... nothing...

He flared once when I tried to take a pic... my camera sassed him, and I couldn't snap the pic fast enough hahaha... oh well
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 11-05-2011, 04:47 PM
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Mine flared at my brother today. Maybe you need to borrow someone's little brother, hahaha.
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It depends on the fish, I think. Touchstone won't flare at all. Ares flares at the tank walls to the point of tail biting. Freyja flares at many things(mirrors,nail polish, the camera, and people if they get too close to her bubble nest!) Touchstone doesn't flare or make bubble nests and I have had him for over 2 years. If the water conditions are fine and he is active, I wouldn't worry too much.

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Sir Lefty Buttons (RIP) only flared a handful of times in his life, and it was usually when I put a finger in the water. He didn't flare at other fish and he didn't flare at mirrors. It's really nothing to worry about.

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I can eat my words now...

Apparently all my Thomas needed was to make his first bubble nest (YAAAY!!) and for me to plant a mirror outside his tank for him to get all riled up

I'm so proud...

I gave him a few bloodworms as a reward for putting up with my camera lololol
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Just make sure you don't leave the mirror there for more than 5 minutes a day. He'll get stressed out.

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Just make sure you don't leave the mirror there for more than 5 minutes a day. He'll get stressed out.
Oh, I did :) I took it away after snapping these pics and rewarded him with bloodworms as a treat...

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Good. Just wanted to be sure. =)

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Oh, and I wanted to make an avatar pic of the front view of him flaring and add "RAWR!!" to it but I saw you have that already!! Great minds think alike hahaha!

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Do it anyway! Our fish are totally different colors. dragonflie, a member on here, made mine.

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